The 10 Best Tents With Rooms
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in April of 2017. Just because you're going camping doesn't mean you have to sacrifice space or privacy by cramming you and your loved ones into a tiny shelter. These tents with rooms are extra large, allowing them to accommodate the whole family, and feature built-in dividers and handy vestibules, giving you the kind of peaceful seclusion you went looking for on the trip in the first place. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 10, 2020:
From a popular, respected manufacturer, the Alps Mountaineering Camp Creek remains a hard option to top at this time. It handles poor weather admirably, sets up in a flash, and is priced well considering its hardy construction. It sleeps six comfortably; for a similarly sized alternative, there's the Coleman WeatherMaster. This model has a screened-in room for lounging and a hinged door that makes entry and exit a breeze. Plus, you can comfortably fit two queen air mattresses inside.
For larger groups, there's the Core 12 Person Instant, which, as its name suggests, goes up quickly — in two minutes or less. The 18 by 10 foot floor plan provides plenty of space to stretch out, and the removable rainfly keeps everyone dry. We've added the Tahoe Gear Prescott, as well, which also sleeps 12. It's a bit lighter on the wallet, but has fiberglass tent poles to the Core's steel, so you'll want to treat them gently.
Finally, we've opted to keep two options that may not be the best in inclement weather, the Coleman Instant Cabin and the Browning Camping Big Horn. These tend to struggle in the rain and wind, respectively, so you may want to look into purchasing extra weather-proofing gear, including waterproof spray and tarps. Or, simply consider these for trips where inclement weather is not likely.
Kodiak Canvas Grand Cabin You might just need some fresh air after you see the price tag on the Kodiak Canvas Grand Cabin, but if you've got a big crowd and want to camp in style and comfort, it's the way to go. There's an awning for sheltered al fresco dining, a grand room in the center, and two bedrooms for all the privacy that couples could want. kodiakcanvas.com
L.L.Bean Acadia 8-Person The L.L.Bean Acadia 8-Person has plenty of thoughtful touches, including a pet vestibule that gives Fido his very own space to sleep. You'll want to consider this model if you're heading into mosquito country, as it boasts a magnetic self-closing door that keeps bugs out, even if you forget to zip it up. llbean.com
REI Co-op Kingdom 8 The REI Co-op Kingdom 8 has a very spacious interior, which can be divided into two private rooms with an adjustable partition. And if you're the type who struggles with setup, don't worry — all of the pieces have strategic color coding that simplifies the entire process. rei.com